ABC's primetime coverage of the final day of the Democratic National Convention led in viewership drawing an average audience of roughly 6.6 million viewers. The event featured the widely viewed acceptance speech by Sen. Barack Obama.
Convention coverage from NBC and CBS also made their way into the top 10.
|1||VOTE2008:DEM NAT CONV-THU(S)-08/28/2008||ABC||6,584,000|
|2||DECISION '08 DEM CONV THU(S)-08/28/2008||NBC||6,100,000|
|3||BIG BROTHER 10-THU||CBS||5,969,000|
|5||MOMENT OF TRUTH 8/28-9P(S)-08/28/2008||FOX||5,179,000|
|6||AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS THU||UNI||5,127,000|
|7||CAMPAIGN 2008-DEM CONV-TH(S)-08/28/2008||CBS||4,722,000|
|8||FUEGO EN LA SANGRE THU||UNI||4,685,000|
|9||GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM||ABC||4,008,000|
|10||MOMENT OF TRUTH 8/28-8P(S)-08/28/2008||FOX||3,690,000|
|Source: The Nielsen Company (August 28, 2008)|
Overall, NBC won the night with an average audience of 6.1 million viewers, while CBS took second place with just over 5.3 million average viewers. Univision and ABC claimed third and fourth places -- with just over 4.9 million and 4.6 million average viewers, respectively. FOX followed in fifth place with an average audience of slightly more than 4.4 million viewers.